2016 has been an exciting year so far! And yes, for reasons other than the indecisive weather! Speaking of which, much thanks to our reliable patients who did not let the most recent snow storms get in the way of their dental treatment and routine cleanings! We are so happy that your oral health is as important to you as it is to us! Still, please take caution and plan accordingly moving forward. As much as we love to see your smiles, we care more for your safety when the weather gets dangerous. 🙂

Thank you to our wonderful patients for spreading the word about your positive experiences at Great Hill Dental! With your help, we have welcomed fifty-three new patients to our family. We hope they enjoyed their experience here as much as you have. We hope that our patients keep the reviews coming! Great Hill Dental recently started to implement patient satisfaction surveys. Patients will now receive an optional survey in their email after each dental visit. With your feedback, our team can learn what we are doing well and can strive to improve in the areas we are lacking.

Staying current with the latest dental research also helps our team to improve their practice. In late January, our hygienists (Kala, Greta, Lisa, and Peg) and one of our assistants (Bertie) spent a whole day at the 2016 Yankee Dental Conference in Boston. Our hygienists took an advanced course that explored ways to more effectively manage inflammation in the mouth, particularly in medically compromised patients who have heart disease, diabetes, and arthritis. Bertie took a hands-on course about new ways to make temporary crowns. They were excited to bring back all that they learned! Earlier this month, each Great Hill Dental employee participated in an educational training on the standards set forth by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Since then, they have been hard at work, ensuring that our workplace is as safe as can be for both them and our patients.

To those who have yet to hear, Dr. Scialabba is on a leave of absence after having surgery on his arm. His surgery was a success and he is healing well. We wish him our best and can’t wait for his return! Happy Birthday to Nicole, our billing manager and Greta, one of our amazing dental hygienists! We hope you each enjoyed your special day!!!